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The parade to the post for the Interlakes Economic Association’s 2016 Outhouse Races was a colourful affair. Some 700 spectators showed up to take in the events that saw 12 homemade outhouses vying for the glory of being number 1 at the Interlakes Business Centre on Feb. 7

Water System vote on Feb. 27 More information available at public meeting on Feb. 15

The information the Cariboo Regional District was waiting for last month has been received, and on Jan. 27, the CRD announced it was going forward with the 108 Mile Ranch Water System Upgrade assent vote (referendum) on Feb. 27. The general voting day takes place at the 108 Mile Community Hall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The CRD was hoping to have the referendum in January, but Area G Director Al Richmond says regional district staff was waiting for some reports to come in, but it already knows the new well is more productive than the other wells. Staff was waiting for some drilling tests to come back because the drilling crew got delayed in starting.

With that information in hand, the regional district is ready to proceed with a public meeting and open house session at the 108 Mile Community Hall on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. At this session, residents will be able to learn more about the proposal in order to help them make an informed decision at the polls. Richmond says a hydrogeologist from Kala Geosciences Ltd. (Kala), which did the study on the 108 Mile Ranch Water System, will be at the meeting to answer questions and provide information. The Area G director says upgrades are needed to address high concentrations of manganese, and develop an alternative ground-water supply to help reduce lake level declines.

108 Mile Ranch resident Jim Gellein will likely have some questions at the Feb. 15 public meeting. He is on record as saying the new well, water main and treatment plant are an unnecessary expense for taxpayers. (See his letter to the editor on page A9 of this edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press.) Two-thirds funding has been secured from the Small Communities Fund, and the other one-third will need to be borrowed. The referendum question will ask qualified electors in the 108 Mile Water System Service Area if they are in favour of the CRD borrowing up to $2 million to construct a new well, water main and water treatment at the 108 Mile Water System?

The CRD’s breakdown of use fees and taxation are as follows: • User Fee: current cost - $220; new cost - $284 for an increase of $64 • Parcel Tax – current - $135; new - $250 (for 15 years) for an increase of $115 • Combined User Fee and Parcel Tax: current - $355; new - $534 for an increase of $179 • Extra cost per month will be $14.92 Advance polls will be held at South Cariboo Recreation Centre in 100 Mile House on Feb. 17, and at the 108 Mile Community Hall on Feb. 22. Advance polling stations and general voting day polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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Gaming grants help local groups

Funding support: from ‘off the grid’ to Lone Butte Rocks Barbara Roden Free Press

Three local groups have benefited from recently-announced grants from the provincial Community Gaming Grants program. The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre received $11,000, while the Lone Butte, Horse Lake Community Association received $10,000, and the Educo Adventure School received $72,000. Stephanie Gobin, executive director of Educo Adventure School, says she’s very pleased with the grant. “We were expecting more like $60,000, as in past years, but this year we set our sights high.” The money will help fund two programs: the School and Community Group program, and the Summer program. The former, which runs in May, June and September, welcomes school and community groups to Educo’s “off the grid” site west of 100 Mile House, while the latter invites youth from around the province and the world to connect with nature and disconnect from the digital world for periods lasting from five to 14 days. “The funds are used to defray the cost of the programs,” Gobin says, adding that in 2015, some 30 students, the majority of them from the Cariboo-Chilcotin region, participated at reduced, or no, cost. “The funding allows us to support our local community.” Mary Carter, treasurer of the Lone Butte,

Horse Lake Community Association (LBHLCA), says the funding will help support several initiatives.

“Lone Butte Rocks, now in its eighth year, provides free entertainment for the whole family,” she

says, adding this year’s event is scheduled for July 9. The funds will also support the annu-

al Easter egg hunt and the Christmas dinner, which has Santa Claus appear with gifts; 120 tickets for the event

are given away at no charge. Carter is also pleased that the funding will allow the LBHLCA to

do some upgrades. “We’ll be able to replace the picnic tables at the community hall.”

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A historic signing ceremony saw North Shuswap chiefs sign incremental treaty agreements in Williams Lake on Feb. 5. Posing for the event were back row: Chris Wycotte, T’exelc treaty manager, left, Mark Lofthouse, BC chief negotiator and Gordon Keener, Xats’ull treaty manager; front row: T’exelc Chief Anne Louie, left, Stswecem’c Xgat’tem Chief Patrick Harry, John Rustad, B.C. Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Xats’ull Chief Donna Dixon and Tsq’escen’ Chief Michael Archie.

Deals made ahead of treaty vote Chief Archie: incremental agreements are a ‘stepping stone’ for building trust

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irst Nations in the Cariboo region are close to reclaiming historical territory after coming to land-transfer agreements with the provincial government ahead of a Feb. 11 vote on ongoing treaty negotiations. The Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw (NStQ) represents four First Nations, including the Canim Lake Band, whose eligible members are voting today (Feb. 11) on a treaty Agreement-in-Principle being negotiated with British Columbia and Canada. On Feb. 5, the parties released a statement on their “incremental treaty agreements” that could potentially see the transfer of up to 3,760 hectares of Crown land to Tsq’escen’ First Nation (Canim Lake), Stswecem’c/ Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe/Dog Creek), Xat’sūll First Nation (Soda Creek) and T’exelc First Nation (Williams Lake), in advance of a final treaty. The land-transfer agreements are seen as a symbol of “goodwill” as negotiations proceed into the final stages. The transfers are set to take place in two phases. Phase 1 would begin after a successful ratification of the treaty Agreement-in-Principle and phase 2 would begin after a Final Agreement is concluded. Canim Lake is set to receive 105.4 ha in two parcels after phase 1 and 648 ha in two parcels after phase 2. According to the Ministry

of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, the incremental treaty agreements also include funding for construction of fencing to address the interests of cattle ranchers affected. They are said to provide treatyrelated benefits in advance of Final Agreements, which will likely take many more years to negotiate. “We are pleased that British Columbia has recognized the many years of hard work and dedication that our people have put into a future of self-determination, going back over 100 years, and more recently since we entered the modern treaty process in 1993,” says Canim Lake Band Chief Mike Archie, who

adds the incremental agreements are a “stepping stone” for building trust. “This commitment gives us hope for our future by creating incentives to reach milestones and provide increased assurance over our lands, economic development and resources. We owe a debt of gratitude to our Canim Lake elders who began the process, and today honour those who have since passed on.” John Rustad, the Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, says he believes the agreements will help create jobs and economic opportunities for both First Nations and surrounding communities. “Incremental treaty agreements

are made-in-B.C. innovations, and one of the many ways B.C. is partnering with First Nations to advance reconciliation, and economic and social development.” The treaty negotiations with the federal and provincial governments cover a wide range of territory, governance and resources issues, and are considered a path toward greater self-determination for First Nations. Close to 600 of the NStQ’s 2,500 members are eligible to vote in the Feb. 11 referendum. The referendum will decide whether negotiators continue into the Stage 5 of the six-stage BC Treaty Process, which was started more than 20 years ago.

Less waste going to landfill

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Changes to the Solid Waste Management (SWM) plan are “starting to have a big impact,” says District of 100 Mile Councillor Dave Mingo. Mingo, who was the District’s representative on the most recent SWM Review Committee, says the biggest impact has been a significant decrease in municipal solid waste. He adds residents are recycling and composting more. The three transfer stations where waste gets picked up and taken to 100 Mile House – in Lone Butte,

Lac la Hache and Forest Grove – have also seen reductions due to recycling and composting, Mingo says, adding the bins Dave there are now Mingo being tamped down before they’re emptied, which means more in each truckload. “The trucks are making 1,700 fewer trips per year, which saves 80,000 litres of diesel fuel. We’re definitely doing a much better job.” These decreases have been slightly offset by an increase in

demolition land clearing (DLC) materials, as homeowners, developers, and businesses tear down or renovate buildings. “DLC is a good sign of a thriving economy.” Mingo says a pilot project involving centralized composting will begin at the Williams Lake transfer station this year, and will expand to the north and south Cariboo if it works. There will also be another round of backyard composters available through the Cariboo Regional District at a reduced price. “We had a ‘how are we doing’ meeting in January,” says Mingo of the review committee. “I think it’s working quite well.”

Citizens on Patrol is actively seeking volunteers to serve as extra “eyes and ears” for the 100 Mile House RCMP. The Citizens on Patrol is working hard to keep local businesses safe and damage free. Contact Dave at 100milecop@ gmail.com to volunteer as little as two to four hours a month. Training and support is provided. To report a crime in progress or if you have any tips on suspicious activity, call the anonymous line –Crime Stoppers – at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

JOBLESS RATE INCREASE Unemployment rates were higher in the Cariboo last month compared to January last year. According to StatsCanada, the jobless rate was 7.9 per cent last month, up from five per cent in January 2015. The 7.9 per cent was the same as the unemployment levels in June and July 2015. Canada’s unemployment rate is 7.2 per cent – up from 7.1 per cent in January 2015.

EXPORTS LOOKING GOOD On Jan. 11, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland announced the Ukraine has approved beef and pork exports from any Canadian federally registered establishment that meets certification requirements. Following a successful inspection last September by Ukrainian authorities, 15 additional Canadian beef and pork establishments are now eligible to export, bringing the current total to 27.


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Community waiting for answers from school district

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Bridge Lake and area residents are starting to rally against the potential closure of the Bridge Lake Elementary School (BLES). Last month, School District 27 (SD27) trustees decided to start a 90-day publicconsultation process for the potential closure of BLES at the end of the current school year. The decision was made at their Jan. 26 school board meeting. However, the school board didn’t notify the parents or community members the potential closure was up for discussion. Last week, BLES Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) chair Piri DeVries said she was very disappointed about the way SD27 handled the decisionmaking process. “We didn’t hear anything about it until it was a done deal and they gave us one day’s notice to come to a meeting at the school to talk about.” DeVries added she was away from the community and the other parents weren’t able to meet with the SD27 representatives either. On Jan. 28, school board chair Tanya Guenther noted that since 2013, school trustees have closed four schools due to districtwide school enrolment capacity and budgetconstraint issues, and one due to damage caused by flooding. In considering the potential closure, the board stated it considered the following factors: • Enrolment There were 27 students in 2013/14; 20 students in 2014/15; six students in 2015/16, and there are 13 eligible students in the Bridge Lake School catchment area. • Budget Ministry grants for rural schools and assists school boards by providing extra financial

support for lower enrolments. Schools with an enrolment between nine and 110 students receive $162,400, but when the enrolment declines to eight or fewer, the Ministry grant is reduced to $77,325, which is less than 50 per cent. • Proximity to another school Bridge Lake Elementary School is 38

kilometres away from Horse Lake Elementary School (HLES). Last week, Interlakes Economic Association president Dianne Lawson sent a letter to Guenther with a number of questions, but with a high priority on the top 4: • What is the total number of students who attend HLES who are out of the catchment area and what catchment areas are the

children from? • How many children has Stats Canada provided for the number of children under the age of five in the BLES catchment area? • How many of the children in the BLES catchment area already have to travel more than 15 kilometres to BLES, and how many and what would their total travelling time be to HLES if the board decides to

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New official community plan coming

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has launched a process to update the Official Community Plan (OCP) for the South Cariboo area. The existing OCP

was adopted in 1996 and many changes have taken place over the past 20 years. This guiding document will be updated to align community values, aspirations and perspectives for growth

within the South Cariboo. Some of the issues the updated OCP will address include economic development, agriculture policy, shore land management prac-

tices, environmental protection and climate change. The OCP area includes 108 Mile Ranch and 93-97 Mile areas Electoral Area G, Gateway/Buffalo Creek,

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In the SD27 statement on Jan. 28, the school board chair said: “It is disappointing to now be faced with considering the closure of the Bridge Lake Elementary School due to declining enrolment. We understand this may have a major impact to the community of Bridge Lake.” The fact that the school is the “meeting centre” for the community weighs heavily on the area

residents and they worry about what will happen if SD27 closes the school in June. Lawson also addressed this issue with a number of questions: • Who would pay for the “moth ball” costs of BLES if it was to close? • What does the school board plan on doing with the school? • How will this closure effect public access to the building by the residents of the community? • What will happen with the

CRD Library at the school? The school PAC and other community groups are having a meeting tomorrow night (Feb. 12) and they will be talking about finding ways to keep the school open. Lawson said the community still has a lot of questions that need to be answered. As of Feb. 9, the school board staff had not responded to the top 4 questions needed for Friday night’s community meeting at 6 p.m.

Forest Grove, Ruth Lake and Canim Lake in Electoral Area H and Lone Butte and Horse Lake in Electoral Area L. The CRD will be hosting open house meetings: • Today (Feb. 11), 2-4:30 p.m., Forest Grove Community Hall • Today, (Feb. 11), 6-8 p.m., 108 Mile Community Hall • Tomorrow, Feb. 12, 2-4:30 p.m., Lone Butte Community Hall

These sessions will be a great opportunity to learn about this important project and help make sure your voice is heard,” says CRD chair Al Richmond. “Community support is critical to the success of an OCP and we want to ensure residents are provided with opportunities to contribute to this OCP review process.” An advisory committee of residents from

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The purpose of the lake aeration program is to minimize fish mortality associated with reduced oxygen levels during the winter months on lakes at high risk. During periods of operation, the aerator units will create areas of open water and weak ice. The BCCF would like to remind residents to stay away from safety fencing placed around the aerators.

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Mine workers and their families in the Cariboo are among those expected to benefit from a government program giving mining companies temporary relief on their hydro bills, as the slumping industry trudges through a prolonged period of economic stagnation due to low commodity prices. Eight metal mines and five coal mines operating in the province

employ approximately 7,500 workers, including 600 in the Cariboo. “Rural communities across British Columbia depend on the high-paying jobs that their mines provide residents,” says Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines, in a Feb. 5 news release. “We are in the midst of a challenging time for the sector and this will provide some temporary support to help the mines stay open as long as possible, hopefully until commodity prices bounce back.” The five-year program delivered by BC Hydro will see companies operating metal and coal mines in B.C. able to defer a portion of their electricity payments. The amount any mine will be allowed to defer is capped at the equiva-

lent of up to 75 per cent tant measure that will of its electricity costs help keep mines open over two years of the and support an industry program. that provides The mines over 30,000 are expectdirect and indied to repay rect jobs for the amounts people in this deferred, plus province.” interest, as comSays Cariboomodity prices Chilcotin MLA recover. Donna Barnett: Donna Barnett It “offers “... I think it’s immediate and important to meaningful relief,” says remember that mining Mining Association of provides thousands of B.C. president Karina families with good paying Brino. “This is an impor- jobs. This industry is

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directly into the local economy and this flexibility from government will help us continue to operate.” According to the ministry, mines will be encouraged to borrow funds from other sources before deferring a portion of their power bills.

“Companies with relatively lower levels of debt will pay an interest rate of 12 per cent. Others will be charged the interest rate that BC Hydro currently charges to accounts over 30 days – prime plus five per cent, or about eight per cent annually.”

A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS A DANGEROUS THING

The average lawyer could probably become a decent nurse or heavy duty mechanic - with the right training and a bit of experience. Hopefully, most lawyers know that they need the training in order to change occupations. When we talk about lawyers changing occupations, we can then think about the other side of that coin - the self-represented litigant - or, as many judges and lawyers might describe the situation: “the problem of the selfrepresented litigant.” This problem has many angles to it. There is the fact that many people feel that they cannot afford legal representation. There is the fact that many self-represented litigants cause problems for themselves because they have only a “little knowledge.” (On the other hand, some of them do an excellent job.) There is the fact that the average self-represented litigant “consumes” more court time and court resources than do litigants who are represented by lawyers. One rarely hears complaints about how complicated medicine is - or how complicated heavy machinery is. The complications are just a part of reality which we accept. On the other hand, people will complain about how complicated the law is – when, in reality, it is the complicated lives we lead which make the law complicated. People are complicated. Just ask anyone who’s been in any kind of a relationship. People sometimes think that litigants who are represented by lawyers have an unfair advantage. Yet, it would be strange to find that someone who is being guided by an expert would not have an advantage. In British Columbia, our lawyers go to law school for three years and do a form of internship (called “articling”) for the better part of another year. It is the training which allows the lawyer who goes to court to know what the judge wants to hear. There is a saying amongst lawyers that when one goes to court, one should “be prepared, be brief and be gone.” It is their education which allows lawyers to prepare appropriately and say only what needs to be said. Usually, the self-represented litigant tends to say too much about what is not important and too little about what is important. Self-representation is a problem and it is important to our justice system that we find a solution. Article written by Centennial Law Corp. (Douglas E. Dent)

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ritish Columbia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry made unprecedented progress this year. The first final investment decision was made by Pacific NorthWest LNG, marking their commitment to move forward with construction and operation That pledge had two conditions: the first requiring government to finalize a project development agreement with them, which we did. The other outstanding condition – environmental approval by the federal Canada - is scheduled for a decision in 2016. I am confident progress will continue and Pacific NorthWest LNG will finalize its investment in the new year, in addition to other LNG proponents coming forward with their decisions. That could all happen while the expansion of FortisBC’s Tilbury LNG facility continues in Delta, which has already provided $50 million in contract work

to over 100 companies. end to ensure B.C. is globally These are positive competitive and an attractive developments for just place to invest. three of the 20 facilities If just five facilities are now proposed in our built, we know the benefits province. Other exciting are significant, including news included LNG Canada over 100,000 jobs. To date, finalizing the very first industry has invested more substituted environmental than $20 billion to advance assessment in our development. province, keeping The prospects of their proposal on a stronger future track to be one are most evident of B.C.’s most in First Nations promising export communities operations. where access The progress to new skills made in B.C. training and in the last year environmental is remarkable stewardship Rich because these are programs are Coleman challenging times materializing. in the industry, We are inking for reasons beyond our agreements with financial control. Global prices have benefits – both immediate fallen since we launched our and long-term - that are LNG strategy and just as making a difference in companies are considering communities that have making huge investments been on the periphery of – some of the largest in economic development for Canadian history. But far too long. here’s what’s important to Many First Nations are remember: B.C. is in this for leading the charge as well. the long-term. That’s why The Haisla Nation has been we’re taking actions on our active in the Kitimat area

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n Feb. 8, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau followed up on another federal election campaign promise. He announced Canada will be pulling its six CF-18 fighter jets out of the coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria by Feb. 22. It caused a great commotion within the Conservative Opposition ranks, with Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo MP Cathy McLeod stating Canada’s withdrawal from the airstrikes in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has no rationale to it. Noting Trudeau made the promise while he was leader of Canada’s third party, McLeod said he hasn’t given a good explanation for moving forward with that promise as Prime Minister. However, the promise to pull the CF-18s was one of the main planks of Trudeau’s election campaign last fall. Meanwhile, interim Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose called Canada’s withdrawal from the bombing mission against ISIL a “shameful step backwards.” She noted maintaining the CF-18s with the coalition airstrikes would be a symbol that Canada is involved in the war against terrorism. Polls have indicated young Canadians don’t like the pullout either. However, Trudeau is moving forward with his new strategy, which is a significant shift in foreign policy for Canada. The people being terrorized by ISIL don’t need vengeance, he said, adding they need Canada’s help. So, the Prime Minister is not abandoning the war on terrorism; however, he is changing Canada’s role in the fight against ISIL. Now, Canada will increase the number of trainers of the Iraqi security force from 69 to 200; it will add 230 more troops to the 600 personnel already serving on the ground; and provide significant humanitarian aid to people fleeing war-torn Iraq and Syria. Canada’s commitment will also include maintaining aircrew and support personnel for one CC-150 Polaris aerial refuelling aircraft and up to two CP-140 Aurora aerial surveillance aircraft. Canada will also send troops to mark targets for the coalition partners. Altogether, Trudeau is committing an expenditure of $1.6 billion over three years. In a written statement, Ambrose said increasing the number of special forces in a training capacity and the additional humanitarian assistance “are only designed to distract Canadians from the withdrawal of our CF18s.” However, coalition partners are stating they don’t need Canada’s jets, but they welcome the training, surveillance and humanitarian efforts in Iraq and Syria. Trudeau said the Liberal government will debate the new policy and put it to vote in Parliament when the House of Commons resumes on Feb. 16. It will be interesting to see how that goes. Meanwhile, it is refreshing to have a government follow through on election promises.

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for many years. Cedar LNG is another recent proposal that could move forward by partnerships owned directly by the Haisla Nation. In 2016, we are poised to take even greater steps forward. The B.C. government is negotiating project development agreements with proponents, working with First Nations to further strengthen environmental stewardship, and partnering with trades associations to increase skills training. Thousands of jobs are being created and our first commitment is to have British Columbians ready for them. We are confident Pacific NorthWest LNG will confirm its financial commitment – the largest private-sector investment in British Columbia – as a hallmark operation which will keep B.C.’s natural gas sector flourishing for decades. Rich Coleman is the Minister of Natural Gas Development.

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Avoid that late-night knock at your door To the editor: I think every parent should discuss this letter with their teenager. Dear _________ The legal drinking age in this country is 19. Please know dad and I will never allow you to have alcohol in our house or in our presence until you reach that age. Please also know that no good has ever come from a group of teenagers drinking. It’s a recipe for

all kinds of disasters. If you should choose to drink, you’ll not only be breaking the rules of our house, you’ll be breaking the law. If you get stopped for driving under the influence, or the police get called to a party where you have been drinking, you may be in a position where we can’t protect you. Always call me and your dad – ALWAYS – no matter what you have done.

Don’t ever follow up a bad choice with one that’s worse just because you’re afraid of disappointing us or making us angry. Will we be happy? Of course not, but we would much rather get you and any friend who wants to come with you home safely, than get a call saying you are NEVER coming home. Let me be clear that the fact we love you and will stand by you does not in any way mean we will stand by while you do things that you

know aren’t good for you. There are those who will tell you that your parents are being unreasonable and totally unrealistic. Some may tell you that you are a teenager and it’s a rite of passage to get drunk. They may even regale you with stories of their own youthful mistakes. Listen to your own heart and trust your gut. Also know there is nothing cool about waking up in your own vomit, or having impaired or .08 charges.

Your father and I are so proud of the man/woman you are becoming. We love you so much that we don’t care if you hate us. That’s our gift to you – we are your parents, not your friends. Always, Mom Karen Sinclair 100 Mile House Survivor and P.A.R.T.Y. volunteer

Premier’s top priority appears to be ignored To the editor: When [B.C. Premier] Christy Clark said she would make a new softwood lumber agreement with the United States her top priority with a new federal government, New Democrats voiced support. We believe that a vibrant forest industry is vital to our economy. Forest dependent communities in the province, British Columbia forest companies, and those more than 25,000 citizens directly employed in the forest industry deserve strong support. Unfortunately, either Premier Clark forgot to mention it, wasn’t very forceful in making the case for softwood lumber, or new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau simply ignored her. There’s no evidence that trade consequences for the softwood lumber industry have registered with the federal government. The premier writes mandate letters to her new ministers. Those

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letters express the most important and urgent priorities of the government and order the minister to act on them. The new Prime Minister’s long mandate letter to the federal minister of International Trade fails to mention the trade consequences of softwood lumber at all. It talks a lot about the CanadianEuropean Trade Agreement

and about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It talks about the auto sector, about clean technology, about energy, but doesn’t include the words “wood,” “forest” (or “forestry”), “timber,” or “log.” Forest-related products remain B.C.’s largest single export, with a value of nearly $13 billion in 2014, which is more than one-third of all our exports. Maximizing the

health of our forest industry is crucial for business, workers and communities around the province. Christy Clark’s B.C. Liberal government’s  record has been to the detriment of forest-dependent communities, with the closure of more than 200 mills and the loss of more than 25,000 jobs. Meanwhile, raw log exports – which cost British Columbia jobs – are on pace for

yet another record high this year – close to seven million cubic metres. So, what can we make of Premier Clark’s so-called first priority? Forest-dependent communities in B.C. deserve better than Premier Clark’s empty words. Bruce Ralston, MLA NDP International Trades spokesperson

108 Mile Ranch water project not needed

To the editor: The 108 Mile Ranch waterworks referendum vote will be held on Feb. 27 at the 108 Community Hall. Property owners will be voting to borrow several million dollars to connect the diminishing north shore aquifer to the present water system and install a manganese treatment (removal) plant. The north shore aquifer level

has been decreasing for years and is monitored by the Ministry of Environment. It is deeper and much smaller than the 108 aquifer. There is a connection between the two aquifers, which will allow our existing water supply to drain into the north shore aquifer if a large pump reduces the hydraulic pressure. The Cariboo Regional District

(CRD) chemistry analysis of the existing 108 water lists the manganese quality at 0.386 mg/L, which is far below what we require to maintain good health. (Total dissolved solids is 748 mg/L.) The unused Sepa well is also well below and could be utilized. The north shore aquifer well may negatively impact the 108 aquifer (and also 108 Lake).

The manganese removal plant is not required due to the 0.386 mg/L quantity. My opinion is the CRD water project is a waste of taxpayers’ dollars

Jim Gellein 108 Mile Ranch Editor’s note: The referendum question asks to borrow up to $2 million.

Protesters fear peace in forests “It’s the First Nations of the Coast who a larger anti-development agenda – the stood up and said ‘no, this is how it’s going land-use plan remains under attack. to work’,” Smith said. Among the many protest outfits is How it’s going to work is that logging Pacific Wild, which has specialized in will continue on 550,000 hectares of Great Bear Rainforest campaigns and now coastal forest, with a greater share for First needs a new enemy. Their credibility was Nations, and with 85 per cent demonstrated recently when of the region preserved after a potty-mouthed U.S. pop star century of logging that began Miley Cyrus decided to speak with sailing ships. out against B.C.’s wolf kill. Aside from a few diehards Typical of celebrities, Cyrus who are either paid to protest or had no idea about the struggle can’t get past issuing demands, to preserve dwindling herds of B.C. aboriginal people have mountain caribou. She barely grown tired of being used as knows where B.C. is, a fact made props in global de-marketing plain when Pacific Wild toured campaigns directed from San her around the North Coast, far Tom Francisco or Amsterdam. from the Kootenay and South Fletcher The protesters’ tactic of Peace regions where the wolves organizing customer boycotts in question actually roam. that damage far-away economies might be Cyrus’s handlers spoon-fed video and good for international fundraising, but it’s statements to urban media, who were so bad for poor people. anxious to exploit her global popularity Formally begun 10 years ago – with that they played down the fact she was at $30 million from Ottawa, $30 million the wrong end of the province spouting from B.C. and $60 million from a group nonsense. of wealthy U.S. family foundations with After periodically attacking their own

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fter 20 years of representing British Columbia coastal First Nations to negotiate what United States-directed activists labeled the Great Bear Rainforest agreement, a weary Dallas Smith expressed his relief and frustration. At a ceremony to sign the final agreement in Vancouver last week, Smith, president of the Nanwakolas Council of remote Central Coast communities like Bella Bella, joked that he’s finally out of a job. Then he got serious. “My communities still aren’t better places to live yet.” But the land-use agreement with the province and forest companies over a vast coastal area up to the Alaska border means the years ahead will be better. Smith said when he started it was like being caught in a divorce between the B.C. forest industry and international environmental groups. Dutch-based Greenpeace, its California offshoot ForestEthics and others moved on from their Clayoquot Sound battle to the B.C. coast, looking to continue the blockades against logging.

B.C. agreement as inadequate, Greenpeace and ForestEthics have moved on to what they call the “boreal forest,” which we like to call northern Canada. The same bully tactics with forest products customers and producers have been featured. This time, a Quebec company that signed an accord in 2010 is suing Greenpeace for “defamation, malicious falsehood and intentional interference in economic relations.” Aboriginal companies on the B.C. coast will continue to log, including areas of oldgrowth forest and secondary growth. They will continue to export logs as economics dictate. They will continue to harvest animals, including grizzly bears. And, I expect, they will continue to be subjected to attempts to supervise and direct them by members of urban society’s new religion, environmentalism. The leaders of this movement don’t like peace. It’s bad for their business. Tom Fletcher is B.C. legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. E-mail: tfletcher@blackpress.ca Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc


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Thieves make off with bottles WILLIAMS LAKE - A bottle-collecting program aimed at helping adults with intellectual disabilities has been pilfered by thieves in recent weeks. People have been stealing bottles from local transfer stations where residents have donated bottles to the Williams Lake Association Community Living, said 150 Mile House Transfer Station attendant Rick Roy. When Roy arrived for work Monday morning he could see a trail of footprints leading from the station where thieves had gone into the locked compound and taken bags of bottles from inside . Tammy Fisher is the manager of community living’s employment program and said 12 to 15 people benefit from the bottle collecting. The program has been in place for a number of years and is growing, she said. “We collect throughout the whole community, including the transfer stations,” Fisher said. “The community has been great and many business owners support us very generously.” On average the program receives $500 to $1,000 a month from collecting the bottles. Landfill may be closing this summer ASHCROFT - Metro Vancouver has been sending out mixed messages lately regarding the Cache Creek Landfill, announcing that it would be sending 50,000 tonnes more this year than it had originally planned while publically acknowleging that it was rethinking the idea of incinerators. Closure of the landfill was set years ago for midsummer of this year, but that deadline was moved to December as the waste continued to flow from the Lower Mainland. Just after announcing that it looked like the landfill would be accepting waste until the end of the year, Cache Creek’s mayor says it looks like closure is once again scheduled for mid-summer. Mayor John Ranta said he was notified on Friday by Wastech that MV appeared unwilling to spend any money for the landfill in 2017 “and that to close the landfill by then we may need to stop accepting waste earlier to allow for landfill closure activities,” he said.

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RCMP dealt with MVI, false alarms, shoplifting and driving complaints

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report 100 Mile House RCMP responded to 71

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Mailbox mischief Sometime between mid-afternoon on Feb. 3 and 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 4, the Canada Post mailboxes at Highway 24 and Highway 97 were vandalized by being shot with a firearm of unknown type. 100 Mile House RCMP are looking for public assistance with any information that could identify a possible suspect for this mischief. Smashed window Sometime overnight on Feb. 4, a window was broken at a business in the 400 block of Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House. If you have any information on these or any other crimes in the 100 Mile House area, call 1-800-222TIPS (8477). You can also contact www. bccrimestoppers.com. Your identity will remain unknown. Should your information lead to the arrest of the responsible party, Crime Stoppers will pay cash for the TIP.

complaints and calls for service during the past two weeks. Some highlights are attached. Two-vehicle incident On Feb. 2, 100 Mile House RCMP responded to a motor vehicle

incident (MVI) involving two vehicles on Horse Lake Road near Cedar Avenue. The driver of a Ford Focus was attempting to turn into the Exeter Medical Clinic across the west-bound

Woman dies in crash A woman from Williams Lake died following a motor vehicle incident (MVI) on Highway 97 north of 100 Mile House on Feb 3. According to the 100 Mile House RCMP, she was the lone occupant in the vehicle that had gone off the roadway and came to a rest on its roof near 109 Mile at around 5 p.m. The roadway was

reduced to single-lane alternating traffic. Police do not consider alcohol or drugs to be a factor in the collision. The roads were icy with compact snow at the time. The investigation into this MVI is continuing and the name of the victim is not being released at this time. The BC Coroner Service was engaged and attended the scene.

lane. The driver turned quickly in front of a Ford pick-up truck, the driver of which was unable to avoid the collision. There were no injuries. The investigation into this collision is continuing. False alarms There were also several false alarm calls, shoplifting and driving complaints during the past week.

Saturday Feb 20, 2016 1:00 to 4:00pm

For More Information Contact Kathy Wolczuk (250) 395-8836

The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce invites you to an

OPEN HOUSE February 18, 2016 11am- 2pm

Come and enjoy some refreshments and fill out a form for the Business Excellence Awards nominations #2-385 Birch Ave, 100 Mile House BC V0K 2E0

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As per section 208 of the Community Charter, Notice is hereby given that Parcel Tax Rolls are now available for inspection at the Cariboo Regional District offices Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays, as follows: Suite D, 180 N. 3rd Avenue Williams Lake, BC 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

#102-410 Kinchant St. Quesnel, BC 8:00 am – noon 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Owners of property located in parcel tax areas may request that the roll be amended, in relation to their own property, on one or more of the following grounds: • there is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the assessment roll; • there is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel; • there is an error or omission respecting the taxable frontage of a parcel; and • an exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed. Requests for amendments must be made in writing to Scott Reid, Chief Financial Officer, at the Cariboo Regional District, Suite D, 180 North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4, on or before February 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm. If requests are received, a Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will meet at 9:00 am on March 24, 2016 in the CRD Board Room.

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Show looks to local food producers

Barbara Roden Free Press

In conjunction with its annual general meeting on Feb. 13, the South Cariboo Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre (Ag Centre) is holding a trade show that runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s open to members of the public, and will give people a chance to meet with local producers and find out more about food security in the region. The 1996 World Food Summit defined food security as “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.” Lisa De Paoli, South Cariboo Food Security Committee (SCFSC) chair, says a draft of the group’s recent Food Action Plan will be available for people to comment on. “The plan is a step forward in achieving

food security in the South Cariboo. How do we get to that?” She notes many people are accessing food that isn’t nutritious or healthy, or they are not able to get food from their culture that they’re used to. That’s why the event organizers are seeking more community input on the initiative “We want to get feedback on the plan, which will then be analyzed and finalized, so it can get presented to the joint committee meeting of the Cariboo Regional District [south end directors] and the District of 100 Mile House this spring. Then we can start to work on implementing it.” The trade show will also feature a silent auction, items for purchase and presentations. Lunch will be available to purchase, while entry to the event – which welcomes children – is free. “There’ll be people to talk to and get advice

from; everything from planting your garden to setting up your own entrepreneurial opportunity. There will be a wealth of people there with expertise in different areas that will be happy to share that expertise.” There are a few places left at the trade show for local food producers who would like to participate. Call De Paoli at 250-395-5155, or e-mail manager@theagcentre. ca for more information. The event will take place at the Valley Room and the Ag Centre. There will be tours of the Ag Centre, which De Paoli says is available for rent to local businesses and organizations that need workspace. “It’s a wonderful networking opportunity. You have entrepreneurial people talking to each other who make more things happen.” The AGM will take place from 3 to 6 p.m.,

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Student getting police cadet experience

Katelyn Cleave dedicating herself to a future in law enforcement Gaven Crites Free Press

Having overcome years of adversity, a local student is now clearing hurdles in her pursuit of a career with purpose. Katelyn Cleave, 17, was recently accepted to the Youth RCMP Academy in Kamloops this spring after passing written and physical fitness requirements, and she’s set to study criminal justice at Thompson Rivers University in the fall after she graduates.

The Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School student grew up with rather scary and complicated health issues. She suffered fainting spells starting in Grade 8 and made several stays in B.C. Children’s Hospital. A rare migraine condition, which took years to diagnosis, kept her from strenuous physical activity. Since receiving a clean bill of health in recent months, Cleave began dedicating herself to training hard and passing the physical fitness tests required by the RCMP. To get into the Youth Academy program, Cleave had to complete a 1.5-mile run in 15 minutes and do at least 20 push-ups and 30 sit-ups in 60 seconds. She ran 1.51 miles in 14 minutes 16 seconds and completed 40 push-ups off her toes in 60 seconds and 38 sit-ups in

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regarding her choice to pursue a career in law enforcement. In her admission letter to the Youth Academy, Cleave wrote: “Choosing to be an RCMP officer has become a huge desire to me as I would truly like a career with a tremendous sense of purpose.” The Youth Academy accepts 20 to 24 high school students aged 16 to 18 who are interested in police work or

law enforcement as a possible future career. Throughout the sixday course, the students experience a variety of activities that a police cadet would experience. It’s designed to place students in an RCMP Training Academy environment similar to depot. The students do a great deal of role playing scenarios where they will take on the role of a police officer. Cleave says she’s

her mom, Lori, for supporting her. “If she didn’t help me, I wouldn’t be here.”

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Public invited to brainstorm plays

100 Mile Performing Arts hosting play development session

100 Mile Performing Arts Society is sponsoring its first “Play Development Session” at the Community Employment Services building (Horton Ventures), 808 Alpine Ave., on Feb. 20 from 1

to 4 p.m. Performing Arts spokesperson Kathy Wolczuk says the event is going to be an informal brainstorming event. “We are inviting the public and all interested parties to come out and talk about plays.” She says the session is for people who have an idea for a play they would like to bring forward. “Bring the script or a synopsis of the play and let’s talk about it. Bring a title and we’ll look it up.” Wolczuk adds they

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The 100 Mile House Performing Arts Society is hosting its first “Play Development Session” on Feb. 20. The local community theatre group is looking for feedback and play ideas for the upcoming season.

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WHO SELLS THE MOST REAL ESTATE IN THE SOUTH CARIBOO? FACT:

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Veterans Marty Davidson, left, Keith Booth, William Maitland, Mel Mitchell, Barry Powers, Carol Allaire, Sandro Tucciaroni and Laurie Duff, accepting for Paul Street’s family, received Quilts of Valour from the Horse Lake Quilters Guild at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #260-100 Mile House on Jan. 23. The guild has presented 33 of these beautiful pieces of work at the 100 Mile Legion over the years.

Quilts given to area veterans Barbara Roden Free Press

Members of the Horse Lake Quilters Guild gave quilts to area veterans at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #260-100 Mile House on Jan. 23. It was part of the Quilts of Valour Canada (QOVC) initiative, which the guild first heard about in 2006. In the past, the guild has sent quilts to communities, such as Burnaby and the Okanagan, to be distributed, but members are

always pleased to be able to make presentations locally. Guild member Marilynne Brager says the veterans were very excited to receive the quilts. “There’s something very nice about having a quilt,” she says, adding the veterans, who were able to choose from a selection of quilts, chose very brightly coloured, scrappy, old-fashionedlooking ones. So far, the guild has given out close to 250 quilts, and the QOVC has distributed more than

6,000 quilts since its inception. The quilts are available to veterans and their families; all anyone has to do is request one. Residents of the 100 Mile House area who would like to request a quilt can contact Brager at 250395-4778. She says many of the guild members were inspired to participate because they have family or friends who’ve served in the military. “We have a lot of respect for those who’ve served. It’s very dear to all our hearts.”

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Campaign a huge success Devine: fundraiser more than doubles last year’s total

Barbara Roden Free Press

The South Cariboo Health Foundation’s (SCHF) Starry Nights fundraiser, which began in November and ran until the end of January, was an overwhelming success, says SCHF public relations director Brenda Devine. The group’s goal had been to raise $20,000 for an electric imaging trauma stretcher. When the funds were totalled up, Devine says more than $50,000 had been raised – more than double last year’s amount. “We did extremely well; the campaign was very successful. We had a lot more donors than last year and a lot of new donors.� Devine says the annual campaign is really catching on, and every year people look forward to it. “It’s a real community initiative, and this year people really got behind the imaging stretcher.� The bed has been purchased and is now ready for use at the 100 Mile District General Hospital. Devine says the rest of the money raised will be used to purchase items on the “wish list� for the hospital, and will also help support the new urology clinic.

“People ask me, before they donate, if I can say that the money will be kept in 100 Mile. I reply that 100 per cent of the funds raised stay here. It’s the reason why the foundation was started in 2002. People realize they participated in something that got purchased for here, she says, adding it’s a nice feeling that they can see what they purchased. “What we campaigned for has been done and purchased. Now, it’s on to the next thing.�

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New Members Welcome

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The South Cariboo Health Foundation’s (SCHF) Starry Nights fundraiser was a huge success, raising more than $50,000. Here: SCHF members, 100 Mile District General Hospital physicians and staff pose with the electric imaging trauma stretcher, which was purchased with a portion of the money raised.

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group has been meeting at the CFEC office, but it has now switched to Although the name of the gymnasium at 100 the group of Daddy and Mile House Elementary Me, childcare resource School. and referral consultant “There’s more room Kirsteen Wilson says the there for the children program is designed for to run around,” says any male careWilson. giver looking Those who after children attend the seswho are six sions have been years old and very supportive younger. of the move to “The target the new venue, is dads, but it she adds. “They Kirsteen could be an appreciate havWIlson uncle, granding the play father, or other space.” caregiver – whoever is Noting there are many the daddy figure in a groups that focus on the child’s life.” moms, Wilson says it’s The program, run important for fathers by the Cariboo Family and other male caregivEnrichment Centre ers to have opportunities (CFEC), takes place on as well the last Friday of every “A group like this is month from 6 to 7:30 a great way for them to p.m. Until recently the bond, and to encourage Barbara Roden Free Press

fathers to take part in child-rearing. It’s important for them to form attachments.” Each session features games, activities, story time, snacks, and more. “I think fathers enjoy

it. It’s a chance for them to hang out and play with their children.” It also gives them an opportunity to get out while giving mom some time off, she adds. The Daddy and Me

sessions are on a dropin basis, and there is no charge. The next meeting will be on Feb. 26, and pizza will be served to all the participants. Wilson says she hopes for a good turnout at the

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from escaping. It’s made from natural stone and recycled slag, so it’s a high-density insulation that will fit snugly into wall cavities and won’t slump over time. Interior walls, floors, ceilings: Choose insulation designed for interior walls because it offers protection from fire and also absorbs sound. Stone wool has excellent fire ratings so it does not burn, and its higher density properties also make it an ideal solution for minimizing sound travelling between rooms. Basements: In order to insulate the entire building envelope - keeping your home’s heat from seeping into the cold ground - you should look at insulation sheathing board that’s water repellent and fire resistant.

When you’re building or renovating your home, insulation certainly isn’t one of the “fun” decisions - like paint colours, countertop materials, or flooring styles. In fact, it’s a decision that many homeowners either make too quickly or outsource to someone else. Sometimes, that means they’re not getting the right insulation for their needs. So here’s a primer to choosing insulation for the different areas of your home. Evaluate your current insulation: Is your home too chilly in the winter, with uneven warmth and outof-control heating costs? Is it uncomfortably hot in the summer, with mold growing in the basement? Those are all signs of insulation problems. Do your homework. You’ve probably heard of R-values, but do you understand them? They’re how to determine the capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. Don’t fixate on the price: Yes, of course, the price is something to consider. But it’s not a good idea to simply pick the cheapest possible insulation because you don’t

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On Feb. 20, the Forest Grove ’94 Lions Club will be hosting its Second Annual Funspiel since the curling rink reopened (4487 Eagle Creek Rd.). Starting time to be advised and prizes will be awarded. Dinner is included in the registration fee for members of the curling teams; the cost for non-participants is $10. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day. For more information, contact Romy Babuin at 250-397-2437. ’94 Lions The ’94 Lions Club is looking for new members. Those interested in their activities and/ or joining are welcome to attend their meetings at the Forest Grove Community Hall, every second and fourth Thursday of the month, at 7 p.m. For more information, call Chris Cummings at 250-397-2892. Larson fundraiser A dinner and dance is scheduled to take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 261-Forest Grove, on Feb. 27, benefitting Dwaine Larson. A minimum contribution of $25 per person will pay for a roast beef supper with all the trimmings, including desserts between 5 and 7 p.m. Early arrivals will be able to purchase 50/50 tickets and attend the

bar and door prizes. Live band ‘Riding Shotgun’ will start playing at 7:30 p.m., and starting at 8:30 p.m., anyone wanting to dance the night away will be admitted for $5. For tickets ($25) and information, contact Wendy Clarke at 250706-4177.

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What’s On Here’s a convenient listing of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events by non-profit groups in the South Cariboo. To be included, call 250-395-2219 at least one week before the event.

• Feb. 12-March 5 – Parkside Art Gallery is presenting A Walk Through Recycled Trees, featuring Welsh Love Spoons by Robert Roberts and Leave Carvings by Dessie Marshall. An opening reception is scheduled for Feb. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. • Feb. 13 – Registration for the Festival of Arts’ adjudicated April festival will be held at Parkside Art Galley at 401 Cedar Ave. in 100 Mile House from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Information, the syllabus and entry forms are available online at: www.100milefestivalofthearts.ca. Students of all ages are invited to enter in speech arts, vocal, instrumental and piano. • Feb. 13 – The 16th Annual 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert will be held at Martin Exeter Hall, with two shows: 2 and 7 p.m., featuring Alan Moberg, Bernadette Ducharme, Wesley Hardisty and Frank Gleeson. Tickets are $15 each and are available at Work n Play, PMT Chartered Accountants and 100 Mile Feed and Ranch Supply. • Feb. 13 – There will be a Valentine Dinner and Dance at the Forest Grove Community Hall. Dinner catered by Two Sisters. Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 6 – live music and door prize. Tickets are $25 a piece and need to be purchased by Feb. 10, and are available at the Legion or Forest Grove Building Supplies. After 8:30 p.m. dance only tickets are $5 and available by calling 250-706-4177. • Feb. 13 – The Fishing Highway Tourist Association is hosting its inaugural Ice Fishing Derby on Sheridan Lake from 8 a.m. to noon. First prize – $1,000; second – $300; and third – $200. Tickets are $10 each; family pass, $20 (two adults and children 16 year and under). Tickets are available on site Feb. 13 or from Wildmans Outdoor Store & Restaurant, Bridge Lake Store, Country Pedlar and Sheridan Market. Location: turn off Highway 24 onto West Sheridan Lake Road and follow the signs. • Feb. 16 – Ready, Set, Learn is scheduled for Horse Lake Elementary School from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Parents and caregivers of children five years and under are invited to the free Service Provider Fun Fair. Meet community service providers; learn about community resources; play, read stories and sing songs; enjoy snacks and take home a free book. Information: call Shelly at 250-395-9303. • Feb. 19 – The Solid Rock Café at The Rock Youth Centre, 4940 Telqua Dr. 108 Mile Ranch (on the church grounds) is hosting live music performances – country, bluegrass, gospel, etc. There is a great atmosphere and free admission. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and music starts at 7. Information: Pat Melanson at 250-395-3846. • Feb. 20 – 100 Mile Performing Arts Society is sponsoring its first “Play Development Session” at the Community Employment Services building (Horton Ventures), 808 Alpine Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to the brainstorming session regarding plays.

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The inaugural Ice Fishing Derby on Sheridan Lake goes Feb. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon. The Fishing Highway 24 Tourist Association is hosting the event. First prize is $1,000 cash. Tickets are $10 each; a family pass is $20. Tickets are available at Wildmans Outdoor Store & Restaurant, the Bridge Lake Store/ Country Pedlar, and the Sheridan Market. Gaven Crites photo

Wranglers defenceman Jaydon Gilding, right, went up against Kelowna defenceman Kyle Laird in a battle for the puck in the corner during the local Junior B hockey club's 5-1 win at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House on Feb. 5.

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Lac la Hache Tomahawks goalie Willie Sellars says the organization has to figure out ways of boosting attendance numbers and getting more commitment from players next season.

attendance and also a lack of player commitment,” says Sellars,

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Tomahawks hope for next season turnaround The long fruitless grind of the 2015-16 Central Interior Hockey League season has come to an end for the Lac la Hache Tomahawks. The local senior men's hockey club was eliminated by the Quesnel Kangaroos in the first round of the East Division playoffs, 9-5 on Jan. 30 and 6-5 in overtime on Jan. 23. While the team had a full squad and was competitive in their post-season losses, the regular season was definitely a struggle for the winless Tomahawks, says goalie Willie Sellars. “It was a tough season because of low fan

FAST bytes The 100 Mile House Free Press atom hockey team finished second place at a tournament in Quesnel Feb. 6-7. In the finals against Quesnel Red, the local squad was edged 4-3. Lucas Zucchelli, Cameron Scott and Vanessa Betchart found the back of the net. Megan Holyk and Kurtis Porter tallied assists.

Gaven Crites No more pretending, the real thing is on the horizon for the 100 Mile House Wranglers. After all, as the always quotable coach Dale Hladun likes to suggest, “it's all practice to the playoffs”. The Wranglers won two of three games last weekend and have three road games and one last home stand in the coming weeks against division opponents to bring their 2015-16 regular season run to an end in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. The local club is primed for its third post season in its three-year history. Trailing the Kamloops Storm by one point for top spot in the Doug Birks Division, they're pretty much a lock for (at least) a second place finish. While third place is an (unlikely) option if the Chase Heat, seven points behind them, put on a real show in their remaining five games, and the Wranglers really falter in their final four. The Revelstoke Grizzlies have fourth locked up; the Sicamous Eagles are already eliminated from the post season. The Wranglers had a shot at keeping the top spot when they hosted the Storm on Feb. 8. The Storm weathered the Wranglers' three-goal push in the third period though, and held on for the 4-3 win. Brady Ward, Brett Harris and Cole Zimmerman scored power play goals in the final frame for 100 Mile. Michael Lynch, Zimmerman, Tyler Povelofskie, Ryan Friesen and Stephen Egan tallied assists.

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whose 580 saves was by far the most of any goalie in the CIHL this

season. “We will be rethinking our approach next

year because of the low attendance numbers showing up at Lac La

Hache and the player commitment over the course of the long season. Our core group has been great, playoffs were great, but through the season we really struggled to ice a competitive team every game.” Team captain Robin Gilbert led the Tomahawks in points with 16. Wilfred Robbins and Ryan Conlin had 10 each. The organization is always looking for volunteers and players from the area, Sellars adds. Anyone looking to play competitive hockey can email him at willie.sellars@williamslakeband.ca.

CURLING FUNSPIEL The Lac La Hache Curling Club is hosting its annual Funspiel on Feb. 27 at the 100 Mile House Curling Rink. Anyone interested in participating can register their own team or individuals. Contact Hetty Wright at 250-396-4253 by 8 p.m. on Feb. 20 to sign up for some fun curling action.

ATOM WRANGLERS The Sunrise Ford Atom Development Wranglers played a tournament in Chilliwack, Jan. 29-31. Corey Harding, Braiden Beharrell, Easton Mills, Nolan Duff and Kyle Harding won MVP awards. Trey Pacheco Mathew Keller and Gibson Fast won Hear and Hustler awards.


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Zimmerman won star of the game. Hladun considers the late surge against the mighty Storm a bright spot of sorts. “I think I'm a happier coach than the Kamloops coach [Ed Patterson] because they almost blew a lead and we almost came back. I think it added another dimension to us to show we could push back.” The Wranglers burnt the Chase Heat, 3-2, in Chase on Feb. 6 and grounded the Kelowna Rockets, 5-1, in 100 Mile House on Feb. 5. Nick McCabe won star of the game in 100 Mile House and Michael Lynch won star of the game in Chase. With Tate Page, Kolby Page, Justin Bond and Josh Odelein out of the lineup, Lynch

and Austin Turner have stepped in to become a “pretty powerful” combination as two-way players, to help shore up the defence, says Hladun. Another significant addition made to the backend was the signing of Prince George defenceman Jordan Low on Feb. 9. The 19-year-old helped anchor the Wranglers' blue line during the 2013-14 season before moving up to Junior A in the British Columbia Hockey League for two seasons with the Nanaimo Clippers. He stepped away from the team after eight games this season in pursuit of off-ice business opportunities and schooling. While Low won't be playing every game for 100 Mile, getting him in the lineup once every three or four games

will help the team, says Hladun. “He'll bring in leadership and skill and size.” Looking ahead, the Wranglers head to Sicamous on Feb. 12, Revelstoke on Feb. 13, and Kamloops on Feb. 19. Their final game of the regular season is at home against Chase on Feb. 20. “Every game matters,” says Hladun. “Even Sicamous played Kamloops strong the last couple of games. I think all four games are going to be playoff-ish. They're very important to us. And same for Kamloops. I think Chase might have to hope for more mathematics for them to get into second place or even first. I sense they'll be third. It's still a battle between us and Kamloops for first place.”

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Two 100 Mile House peewee hockey teams – the A&M Towing Wreckers and the Norbord Lumberjacks – have advanced to the second round of the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association playoffs. The Wreckers beat Merritt 7-1 in the first game of the second round in 100 Mile House on Feb. 7, after finishing third place in the regular season. They won a first round, best-of-three playoff series, against a sixth place Lillooet team, Jan. 29-31. Against Merritt, the players really stepped up with an outstanding game, says team manager Corinne Moore. “While offensive effort shows itself on the scoresheet, the defensive game was truly outstanding with great efforts from every skater on the ice. Virgil Kennedy stepped out of his usual strong offensive role to cover Merritt's number one scorer, who was held to just one assist this game. We got the first

goal and never looked back. Merritt played well but just had no answer to some strong forechecking and strong defensive play.” Kyson Hopson notched four goals, while Jackson Hooper added a pair and Mat Wilden added one. Marshall Heit, Colby Glen, Jaci Gilbert, Leandro Lang and Hopson tallied assists. The series continues in Merritt on Feb. 13. The Lumberjacks finished fifth in the regular season and upset a third place Lillooet squad in a best-of-three first round, Jan. 30-31. The Lumberjacks now meet first place Clearwater in the semi finals. The Lumberjacks edged Lillooet, 3-1, in Lac la Hache on Jan. 30 and 5-2 in Lillooet on Jan. 31. Bradley Bissat, Tyler Guimond and Julian Zucchelli scored for 100 Mile House in Lac la Hache. Logan Worthington, Martin Stillas and Jadyn Monical assisted on the goals.

100 Mile House & District Minor Hockey Schedule for Feb. 11 – Feb. 18, 2016

Thursday, February 11 5:30pm-6:00pm MINI-WRANGLERS – Tim Hortons Timbits Level 1, 2 & 3 6:00pm-7:00pm HOCKEY 3 & 4 – Canadian 2 for 1 & Central GM (P) 7:15pm-8:15pm MIDGET HOUSE/BANTAM HOUSE – Home Hardware & FG Legion 261 (P) Friday, February 12 5:45pm-7:00pm BANTAM HOUSE – Forest Grove Legion 261 (P) Saturday, February 13 7:00am-9:00am Available ice 9:15am-10:45am HOCKEY 1 & 2 - Tim Hortons Timbits (P) 11:00am-12:30pm HOCKEY 3 & 4 – Canadian 2 for 1 & Central GM (G) 12:45pm-2:15pm Available ice 2:30pm-4:00pm HOCKEY 3 & 4 – Canadian 2 for 1 & Central GM (G) 4:15pm-6:15pm MIDGET HOUSE – Home Hardware vs TBA (EX) 6:30pm-8:15pm Kamloops BANTAM T1 vs Prince George BANTAM T1 (G) Sunday, February 14 7:15am-9:30am Kamloops BANTAM T1 vs Prince George BANTAM T1 (G) 9:45am-11:15am HOCKEY 1 & 2 - Tim Hortons Timbits (P) 11:30am-1:00pm OMAHA PLAYOFFS – Round 2 (Series IV) PW REC GAME 3, if necessary – Clearwater vs PW1 Norbord (PG) Monday, February 15 5:45pm-6:45pm ATOM HOUSE – 100 Mile Free Press (P) 7:00pm-8:00pm PEEWEE HOUSE – Norbord & A&M Towing (P) 8:15pm-9:15pm BANTAM HOUSE – Forest Grove Legion 261 (P) Note: schedules are subject to change on short notice. Please check back regularly.

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It’s almost time for some great country entertainment By Mark McMillan tears of laughter under As always, tickets are control. selling fast, but things Alan Moberg and are a little different this Wesley Hardisty will do year. one set each. Wesley will In many past years, play some boot stompin’ we have seen the 7 p.m. good old-fashioned fidevening show sell out dle tunes and Alan will faster than the 2 p.m. sing his crowd favoumatinee. rites, like the theme Well, I guess people song for the Williams have now figLake Stampede. ured out that They’ll then both shows are join together the same and it to close out the doesn’t matter last set as a duo. which one you Bernadette go to – they’ll Ducharme from both be great. Horsefly will The matinee Bernadette make her first show is almost Ducharme appearance at sold out. the 100 Mile Some prefer the House Cowboy Concert matinee to make travel and we’re looking foreasier, but on the other ward to hearing her. She hand, there are a lot of will be singing songs folks who like a good written by a couple of glass of wine or a beer different cowboy poets with a nice relaxing who we all know from meal in a local restau- past concerts – Mag rant before they head Mawhinney and Bruce in to watch the evening Rolph. show. Tickets are $15 Either way though, per person and are on Feb. 13, in Martin available at PMT Exeter Hall, folks will Chartered Professional be able to sit back and Accountants, 100 Mile enjoy another awesome Feed and Ranch, and show of cowboy enter- Work n Play. tainment. If you would like furThe one and only ther information, call Frank Gleeson will be 1-888-763-2221. on the stage, so you Mark McMillan is might consider a hankie the key organizer of the or a Kleenex to keep the annual Cowboy Concert.

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Health & Fitness

Fitness a big piece of hockey puzzle Wranglers players train regularly at Action Fitness in 100 Mile.

On these days the 100 Mile House Wranglers trade in their skates and hockey gear for running shoes and shorts. Depending on their schedule, the local Junior B hockey club is in the gym at least a couple of times each week together as a team throughout the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season. At this level of hockey, and beyond, off-ice training goes handin-hand with on-ice success. Coach Dale Hladun took some time on one of those recent days in the gym to talk about the importance of fitness for his players, and the dedication to their craft that’s needed if young athletes want to succeed now and move on to the next level later. Inside Action Fitness in 100 Mile House fast-tempo music is blaring while a dozen Wranglers peddle in two rows of stationary bikes and another half dozen move nearby through a circuit of exercises for strength and balance, sharing laughs and breaking sweats. Off-ice training like this is not just for athletes at the super elite level, says Hladun. It’s pretty much what’s to be expected across all journeyman levels of hockey. “There is so much opportunity ahead for these kids, whether it’s Junior A, Western Hockey League, college or minor pro. You’ve got to be committed to that. And even if they play Junior B or major midget, you’re in [fitness] programs now. You don’t just

walk into the rink if you want to play at a high level.” Even before the season starts players need to come to main camp in shape, otherwise they lose their spot. Some guys get that, and

fans, and they want the kids to do better for the town. They are as hungry as anybody. It’s awesome. It’s a great environment.” Being a good athlete however goes beyond just

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Community events listed must be of a nonprofit nature and will be published free of charge one week prior to the event. Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon. Events for the online calendar can be submitted to the calendar feature on the home page at www.100milefreepress. net. However, online calendar submissions are not automatically picked up for the Free Press.

100 MILE ❑ Everyone is invited to a Public Open House at the Council Chambers on Feb. 10 to see the proposed Draft Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw, which will provide the blueprint for the District of 100 Mile House and its residents moving into the future. Presentations will be

made at 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Information: visit website at www.100milehouse. com or contact District planner Joanne Doddridge at 250-3952434 or jdoddridge@ dist100milehouse.bc.ca. 100 MILE ❑ The South Cariboo Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre (SCACEC) is hosting I Love My Food and a public forum on the Community Food Assessment at the Valley Room and the SCACEC (at The Lodge behind the Red Rock Grill) on Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All concerned members of the public are urged to attend and to provide input. There’s no admission charge and children are welcome.

The Calendar 100 MILE ❑ The next Parkinson’s Support Group meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the South Cariboo Health Centre, 555 Birch Ave., (behind 100 Mile District General Hospital), on Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Information: Philip at 250-395-3925. WILLIAMS LAKE ❑ The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Invasive Plant Committee is hosting its annual Regional Strategic Planning Session to prioritize local invasive plant species in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region on Feb. 24 at the Cariboo Regional District office in Williams Lake at 9:30

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a.m. This meeting is open to the public. Visit www.cccipc.ca for more information. RSVP for lunch by Feb. 19 to info@cccipc.ca, or call 250-855-WEED (9333). 100 MILE ❑ The canteen at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #260100 Mile House is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. There is pool and poker on Thursdays. For information, call 250395-2511. LAC LA HACHE ❑ StrongStart at Lac la Hache Elementary School is free, so

drop in and play with Jennifer Jones when the school is in session. All families with children up to age five are welcome on Wednesdays, 9 a.m.noon (located in the school – across from the public library). For information, call the school at 250-396-7230 or text Jennifer at 250318-8486. 100 MILE ❑ Weight Awareness Incentive Team (WAIT) meet Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at 555 Cedar Ave. in the Canadian Mental Health Building (small building in front of ambulance bays). Information: Sue at 250-395-1981 or

Lorraine at 250-7915520. LAC LA HACHE ❑ The Lac la Hache Community Club monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the community hall. Bingo is every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Membership is $5 per year. Information: Judy at 250-396-7298. WATCH LAKE ❑ The Watch Lake/Green Lake Community Association meets the third Monday of every month at the Watch Lake Community

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Hall. Social at 7 p.m.; meetings commence at 7:30. Information or to book the hall: Tanya Richards at 250-4567783. 100 MILE ❑ The Women in Focus Photography Club meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month at the 100 Mile House Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The group is open to all skill levels. INTERLAKES ❑ The Carpet Bowlers meet every Tuesday at the Interlakes Community Centre. Cost is $3 a week. Information: call Rose at 250-593-2344.

Hired Equipment Registration Cariboo District: Williams Lake

The Cariboo District of the Ministry of Transportation is creating its lists of registered Equipment for Hire for the fiscal year 2016/2017, which begins April 1, 2016.

All individuals or companies registered this past year through the District Office in Williams Lake will be receiving invitations to re-register their equipment for the coming fiscal year by mail. Any individuals or companies not registered in 2015, but wishing to have their equipment listed, are hereby invited to contact the District Office to obtain the appropriate registration forms. Note that while you do not need to have Commercial (Comprehensive) General Liability insurance, or up-to-date WorkSafeBC coverage to register, you will have to meet these requirements prior to working on any ministry projects.

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Only owned or lease-to-own equipment is eligible for registration. Equipment can only be registered in one area in any given year. Seniority is not transferable from area to area. The deadline for new registrations is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016. Late registrations will be accepted, but will be put at the bottom of the open list. Note that there is no charge for registering new equipment, or for changing or removing equipment information already listed. To have equipment registration forms mailed, faxed or e-mailed to you, please contact the local District Office in Williams Lake at 640 Borland Street, Suite 301, Williams Lake, British Columbia, V2G 4T1, by e-mail at SIR.CaribooDistrict@gov.bc.ca, by phone at 250 398-4510 or by fax at 250 398-4454.

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Literacy: the meaning explained

By Anita Price Community members were asked, “What does literacy mean to you?” Most gave great answers that referred to reading, such as “a way to escape,” “armchair travel” and “an adventure with new friends.” However, the term literacy is often used to denote ability in many areas, such as financial, digital, technology, political, cultural and physical. One Internet website refers to 26 different kinds of literacy. Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy (CCPL) defines literacy as “the complex set of skills necessary for daily life, employment, citizenship and personal enjoyment of our modern and diverse society influenced by lifelong learning, changing needs, skills use or retention, and health.” With the goal of promoting lifelong learning, CCPL offers free programs to assist learners of all ages. Books for Babies sends books home with new mothers when they

leave the hospital. For emergent readers, the Bright Red Bookshelves have been placed around Williams Lake and 100 Mile House. You are welcome to take a book home to enjoy with a child or leave books for others to enjoy. Computer literacy group tutoring sessions are held at the public library in Williams Lake and the CCPL meeting room in 100 Mile House. Counselling and classes are available for those interested in improving their financial literacy. One-on-one volunteer tutoring programs are available for anyone who would like to improve their communication literacy – reading, writing and speaking. Be a lifelong learner! If you would like more information about CCPL’s programs, or if you would like to volunteer to assist others to improve their skills, please contact Mel at 250-945-4199. Anita Price is an English as a Second Language facilitator.

Power Pioneers award community service Barbara Roden Free Press

The 100 Mile House BC Power Pioneers are looking for applications for its annual Community Service Awards. Twenty awards of $1,000 each are given each year to students around the province who have dedicated a significant amount of time and energy to volunteering in their communities. Retired BC Hydro employee Mike Bachman, a member of the 100 Mile Power Pioneers, says student activities run the gamut from working for the SPCA to volunteering at the seniors centre. Last year’s winner from the region was 100 Mile House student Madisson Montgomery. “In 2014, there weren’t enough applicants for us to give the award, but last year, we had five or six applicants,” says Bachman. He adds the more information students can give in their applications, the better. “Some kids gave us one page, others gave four or five and really elaborated, which gives us a better feel for the person.” Each application is scored and whoever has the highest score receives the award, he explains. Applications for the Community Service Awards are being accepted until March 31, and are open to high school students throughout the region. More information and the application form can be found at http://powerpioneers.com/.

DEVELOPMENT OF A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN Pest Management Plan: BC Hydro Facilities 2016-2021

The use of pesticides is intended within the area to which the Pest Management Plan (PMP) applies. The purpose of the proposed PMP is to control vegetation at BC Hydro facilities to maintain safe and reliable operations which support the delivery of electricity to our customers. This plan applies to all areas of British Columbia where BC Hydro has operational or planned facilities such as electrical substations, generation switchyards, generating sites, communication sites, storage sites, administrative buildings, or land owned or leased for future facilities. The proposed duration of the PMP is from April 2016 to April 2021. Vegetation incompatible with the operation of the power system will be controlled using: physical (manual brushing, girdling, hand-pulling, hedge trimming, mowing, pruning, weed trimming or tree removal), cultural (gravel/hard surfacing, planting ground cover), biological (release of parasitic insects to control noxious and invasive plants) or chemical (herbicide application) techniques, or any combination of these methods. The active ingredients and trade names of the herbicides proposed for use under this plan include: ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

acetic acid – Ecoclear, Munger’s Hort Vinegar or equivalent, aminocyclopyrachlor and chlorsulfuron – Truvist or equivalent aminocyclopyrachlor and metsulfuron-methyl – Navius or equivalent aminopyralid – Milestone or equivalent aminopyralid and metsulfuron-methyl – ClearView or equivalent aminopyralid, metsulfuron-methyl, and fluroxypyr – Sightline or equivalent aminopyralid, metsulfuron-methyl and triclopyr – Clearview Brush or equivalent Chlorsulfuron – Telar or equivalent Chondrostereum purpureum – Chontrol or equivalent clopyralid – Lontrel, Transline or equivalent or equivalent dicamba – Vanquish, Banvel or equivalent dichlorprop-P and 2,4-D – Estaprop XT or equivalent

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diflufenzopyr and dicamba – Distinct, Overdrive or equivalent diuron – Karmex, Diurex 80 WDG or equivalent flumioxazin – Payload or equivalent glyphosate – Vantage, Vision or equivalent imazapyr – Arsenal Powerline or equivalent indaziflam – Esplanade or equivalent metsulfuron-methyl – Escort or equivalent picloram – Tordon 22k, Tordon 101 or equivalent picloram and 2,4-D – Aspect or equivalent triclopyr – Garlon products or equivalent Trifluralin – BioBarriere, Treflan or equivalent 2,4-D – LV700 or equivalent

Adjuvant products may also be combined on occasion with a herbicide to improve its effectiveness, such as: nonylphenoxy polyethoxy ethanol – Agral 90, paraffinic oils – Gateway, octadec-9-enoic acid as methyl and ethyl esters – Hasten NT, or siloxylated polyether – Xiameter or equivalents. The proposed methods for applying herbicides include: soil applied techniques (backpack sprayer, powerhose or fixed boom sprayer), cut surface, basal bark, backpack foliar, mechanized foliar (fixed nozzle, boom directed nozzle, wick sprayer), and injection (hack and squirt, lance or syringe) techniques. A draft copy of the proposed PMP is available at bchydro.com/pestplanforfacilities. Alternatively, it is available in person at 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby; 1401 Kalamalka Lake Road, Vernon; 18475 128 Street, Surrey; 400 Madsen Road, Nanaimo; 3333 22 Avenue, Prince George. BC Hydro, the applicant for the proposed PMP, is located at 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby, B.C., V3N 4X8. Please contact Tom Wells, Vegetation Program Manager, at 604 516 8943 or thomas.wells@bchydro.com for more information. A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the above address within 30 days of the publication notice.

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Financial Focus Do you enjoy paying Taxes?

When choosing investments, it’s a good idea to remember this important rule – it’s after-tax returns that count! When you invest outside of registered plans or tax-free savings accounts, every distribution or transaction may be subject to tax – reducing the long-term growth of your investments. However, there are ways to keep more of your investment earnings out of the hands of the tax collector. One strategy that is convenient and easily accessible is to invest through corporate class mutual funds. Corporate class mutual funds minimize and defer taxes on your investments, and allow you to rebalance your portfolio and make investment decisions without worrying about the tax implications. One example of corporate class mutual funds is CI Corporate Class, managed by CI Investments. It has over 60 share classes, with each share class representing a different fund. Think of this corporate structure as an umbrella. Under this umbrella, investors can switch between funds without triggering a capital gain or loss. That occurs only when you leave the “umbrella” by redeeming from CI Corporate Class.

The corporate structure aims to minimize taxable annual dividends. In addition, it distributes tax-efficient eligible or capital gain dividends, rather than highly taxed interest income, regardless of the fund mandate. Therefore, by reducing the ongoing tax burden, corporate class funds have the potential to boost the power of compound growth in your portfolio. Furthermore, they give you more control over when you generate taxable capital gains. Corporate class also can be used to generate tax-efficient cash flow in retirement, helping to avoid clawbacks on social programs such as Old Age Security. Cash flow is not a taxable income receipt, thus is not reported for tax purposes. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. This article has been provided by CI Investments as a general source of information and should not be considered personal investment advice or an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities. Article provided by LifeCycle Financial

Some people recognize that their biggest obstacle to saving money each month is themselves. If you think that this is part of the reason why you can’t seem to save any money, here are some strategies and tips to try out to keep your money safe from yourself. Have your bank remove access to your savings account from your bank card and your online banking. If you have to go into the bank to get the money out, you will be far less likely to spend it. Going into the bank to make a withdrawal will give you more time to think about a purchase before you go ahead with it. Invest your money in an investment or with a company that you have to contact and request a withdrawal from. It will usually take

a number of days to get your money out of an investment company like this. That will give you time to think about your decision to spend this money. If by the time you get the money out, you decide that you shouldn’t spend the money, send it back. When you withdraw money from investments like this, your investment advisor or investment representative might ask you why you are withdrawing the money, this might create another barrier to keep your money safe from your impulses. Some common investments that require you to ask someone to take your money out include term deposits, mutual funds, and all types of RRSPs. Article provided by MyMoneyCoach.com

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The 70 Mile Community Club held a general meeting on

Jan. 30 at the 70 Mile Community Hall. There was discussion on improvements to the hall, and more detailed information will be brought to a future meeting. Attracting new members was also discussed. These new members could provide new ideas, and this is important to the future of the hall.

Another subject discussed was the image of 70 Mile. One proposed slogan was 70 Mile “Where Trails Connect.” If you would like to become a member of the club, contact Miriam at 250-456-7531. Details of the next meeting will be announced later. Poker tourney The next poker tournament will be held

Feb. 13 at the Pattie residence, also known as Pattie’s Poker Palace. Doors open at 11 a.m. and play starts at noon. To register, call Elaine at 250-706-8491. Bingo Bingo dates this month are today (Feb. 11) and Feb. 25. The doors at Seventy Mile Access Centre (SMAC) open at 5:30

p.m. and play starts at 6:30. For information, call Vic at 250-456-2321. Volunteer fire department news Fire practices will be held on Feb. 14 and 28 at the fire hall on Willow Road, starting at 9:30 a.m. Bookmobile The ThompsonNicola bookmobile will

Sweet deal for local food bank

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It was all smiles on Jan. 26 when local Tim Hortons owners Steve and Barb MacPhail handed 100 Mile House Food Bank Society secretary Kathy Haveman a $7,280 cheque – the proceeds from the store’s annual Smile

Cookie campaign. Noting Tim Hortons has been working with the local Food Bank for a number of years, Steve says the recent campaign was the “best year ever” in terms of the cheques handed out. “It was a terrific effort by everyone and terrific support from this amazing little community.

So, all the way around, a successful campaign once again.” He adds the one-week Smile Cookie campaign is a team effort between the Food Bank volunteers and Tim Hortons employees, including sales and decorating. “We sell the cookies in the store and at the drive-through window,

and the Food Bank people go out and solicit sales at local businesses and organizations.” Steve notes Tim Hortons will continue with the program because “it’s so successful and a win-win for everyone.” Kathy has nothing but praise for Tim Hortons and the sup-

port it gives to the Food Bank throughout the year. “We appreciate everything that Barb and Steve do for us; they’re so much fun and great to work with on the cookie campaign. “And we get the big bonus by getting money to buy food for all of the needy people.”

Wagner urges residents to get involved

Cariboo Regional District Area H Director Margo Wagner invites her constituents to check out, and provide input on, the CRD’s 2016-2021 provisional budget on its website at www. caribooord.bc.ca. After going to the home page, she notes residents should look for the quick link in a small box to the right below the toolbar. Hard copies are also available at the CRD office in 100 Mile House, Wagner adds. “Due to continual poor attendance across the whole CRD, the board made the decision not to hold the public budget meetings as in previous years. The average attendance has been three people, and the cost to bring staff and equipment [to meetings] plus the cost of renting facilities did not make good financial sense.” OCP update Wagner says the South Cariboo Official Community Plan (OCP) is getting updated, and the first public meeting is being held today (Feb. 11) from 2

to 4:30 p.m. at the Forest Grove Community Hall. “This OCP will affect future planning guidelines for the whole of Area H, so your participation would be appreciated.” Area H includes the communities of Forest Grove, Gateway, Bradley and Buffalo creeks, Ruth, Hawkins,

Canim, Mahood and Hendrix lakes. She adds there will also be an ad hoc committee formed from local residents within the South Cariboo, to work with the CRD planning office along with planning consultants. “There will be other public meetings as we

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move down the process if you are unable to attend this one, and there is also a link on the website in the same area as the link mentioned above.”

Wagner invites Area H residents who have any questions to feel free to call her at 250397-0016, or e-mail her at mwagner@ cariboord.ca.

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from 10 to 11 a.m., and at the 70 Mile General store from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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My dad, Ed Holden, passed away Friday, February 5th at Millsite Lodge. I will miss him in my life. I would like to extend my thanks to all the staff of Millsite Lodge. You were all so kind and compassionate, and treated my dad with respect and dignity. Special hugs to Rhonda, David, Toni, and Steve ~ Love you all Jeannie Seeley

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FAQ -108 Water System Upgrade Assent Vote

Residents in the 108 Mile Water Service Area will be voting in February to determine whether they wish to undertake borrowing for improvements to their water system. Upgrades are needed to address high concentrations of manganese, and develop an alternative ground water supply to help reduce lake level declines. The project will involve a water treatment plant, new groundwater supply well and up to 3 km of water main. To support the project federal grant funding of $1.96 million has been secured for the water treatment plant. Residents will be voting on the following question: “Are you in favour of the Cariboo Regional District borrowing up to two million dollars to construct a new well, water main and water treatment plant at the 108 Mile Water System? The combined costs to build and operate the improved system would be as follows: 1) Parcel tax of approximately $250 per year for 15 years, starting in 2016; and 2) Increased user fee to approximately $284 per year per single family residence, starting in 2017. To accommodate the above, an amendment to the current service bylaw is necessary to increase the annual maximum tax requisition to the greater of $400,000 or an amount raised by applying a tax rate of $1.61/$1,000 of assessment to the net taxable value of land and improvements in the service area.”

If approved, parcel taxes will be phased in accordance with developments. Residents will not see the maximum taxation in the first year.

PROJECT FAQ Why is a water treatment plant needed? The current wells contain high levels of Manganese and the proposed new well has even higher levels. While the CRD flushes the lines twice per year to remove Manganese from the large water mains, smaller individual service lines are becoming plugged, severely reducing water flow to many homes. The Interior Health Authority now requires that the water system be chlorinated. Chlorine reacts with Manganese to create a sludge, which will increase the problem. Manganese has to be removed by the treatment plant. Where does the CRD get the water from for the current water system? Water is currently obtained from two large groundwater wells located by Sepa Lake. Why is the CRD looking to develop a new groundwater supply? Concerns have been raised about the potential effects that the current wells are having on the level of the 108 Mile and Sepa Lakes. A consulting firm has been conducting studies since 2010 to determine the impacts and investigate alternative water supplies.

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Be Informed & Vote Public Meeting & Open House Session Feb. 15, 2016 at 7 p.m. 108 Community Hall Assent Vote (Referendum) Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2016 108 Mile Community Hall Advance Polls Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 South Cariboo Recreation Complex Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 108 Mile Community Hall Advance polling stations and general voting day polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Questions about voting? Contact Alice Johnston, Chief Election Officer or Lore Schick, Deputy Chief Election Officer at (250) 392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636 or email lschick@cariboord.ca. Questions about the project? Call or email the CRD’s Environmental Services Department at 250-392-3351 or toll free at 1-800-665-1636 or email mminchau@cariboord.ca.

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Eating disorders, and what causes them, were among the topics addressed during Eating Disorder Awareness week (Feb. 1-7). The National Eating Disorder Society (NEDS) estimates that up to 40 per cent of nine-year-old girls have dieted to lose weight even when they are at a normal weight for their age. Girls and women – and increasingly men and boys – are bombarded daily with a message of how they should look. Tragically, for many that means developing an eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating, which can cause lifelong health effects, according to the NEDS. For many years, these disorders have been largely connected with women, but over the past 10 years more men and boys have developed eating disorders, says 100 Mile House dietician Lauren Bock. For young people, she says, it can be

a control thing. “If their life seems out of control – and there are a lot of things beyond a teen’s control – what you put in your mouth is something you can control.” She adds, however, women in their fifties are being more affected by eating disorders now than in the past. “In many cases, it’s something that gets out of control after years of being not so major.” Evidence suggests that eating disorders are on the increase in the 100 Mile House area, Bock says, adding any-

one who needs support to help with an eating disorder is encouraged to speak with his or her doctor who will make the necessary referral for support. The local Ministry of Children and Family Development office also has a walk-in intake session every Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. It’s designed for youth, but family members concerned about someone can also attend for information and support. Everyone was encouraged to wear

purple on Feb. 5, to support eating disorder awareness. Throughout the month of February, the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness campaign is sponsor-

ing an online scavenger hunt called “The Hunt to Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves,” where contestants will earn points in the name of eating dis-

order awareness. Prizes include gift certificates for The Source and Best Buy. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/ PEDAW2016Hunt.

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108 Water System Upgrade Assent Vote

Carolyn Ann Huson 8/9/58 - 1/29/16 Carolyn was the most incredible wife, inspirational mother, outstanding grandmother, dearest friend and, altogether, wonderful person! Her unconditional love, generosity and selflessness touched so very many people; she will never be forgotten! Survived by her loving husband Ted, her adoring children Jamie, Kevin, Natalie, Bonnie, Stephanie, Elizabeth, Calvin, Madelynn and Ariel, her very, very many grandchildren, as well as, her parents Murray and Lynda Roberts and sisters Linda and Maureen; she will be devotedly remembered and her amazing presence will be always missed. Carolyn’s passion in life was to give in love; to help everyone she could! With this passion in mind, in lieu of flowers, our family would appreciate donations, in Carolyn’s honour, to C.F.E.C., The Women’s Centre, Canadian Mental Health, Local Food Banks, Churches and other charities! Carolyn’s favorite saying (besides “I Love You!”) was: “Never give up, never surrender!” Jeremiah 29:11-13

Carolyn’s Celebration of Life will be held February 20th at 1pm at Bethel Chapel “Come as you are!”

Be Informed & Vote Public Meeting & Open House Session February 15 at 7 p.m. - 108 Community Hall At this session residents will be able to learn more about the proposal in order to help them make an informed decision at the polls.

Assent Vote (Referendum)

Residents in the 108 Mile Water System Service Area will be voting to determine whether t h ey w i s h to u n d e r ta ke borrowing for improvements to their water system. Upgrades are needed to address high concentrations of manganese, and develop an alternative ground water supply to help reduce lake level declines. Two thirds funding has been s ecu red f ro m th e Small Communities Fund, and the other 1/3 will need to be borrowed.

February 27, 2016 108 Mile Community Hall Advance Polls Wednesday, February 17 South Cariboo Recreation Complex

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Monday, February 22 108 Community Hall

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Further information regarding the 108 Mile Water System assent vote is available on the CRD website at cariboord.ca, o n F a c e b o o k a t facebook.com/CaribooRegion, or by calling the CRD Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officers at 250-392-3351 or 1-800-6651636.

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Meter safety important

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As folks are amidst some of the coldest weather settling in across British Columbia, FortisBC reminds customers about the importance of meter safety and to make sure their natural gas meters have enough room to work efficiently and safely.

One of the best ways to keep a meter working safely is by removing snow from around the meter. People can do this by removing any built-up snow by hand until the regulator and shutoff valve are clear. Folks should avoid kicking or hit-

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NOTICE OF ASSENT VOTING

108 MILE WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT ASSENT VOTING SYNOPSIS OF PROPOSED BYLAWS

PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors within the 108 Mile Water Local Service Area in the Cariboo Regional District, as defined on the map following, that assent voting will be held on the following question: “Are you in favour of the Cariboo Regional District borrowing up to two million dollars to construct a new well, water main and water treatment plant at the 108 Mile Water System? The combined costs to build and operate the improved system would be as follows:

1) Parcel tax of approximately $250 per year for 15 years, starting in 2016; and 2) Increased user fee to approximately $284 per year per single family residence, starting in 2017.

To accommodate the above, an amendment to the current service bylaw is necessary to increase the annual maximum tax requisition to the greater of $400,000 or an amount raised by applying a tax rate of $1.61/$1,000 of assessment to the net taxable value of land and improvements in the service area.”

VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS ADVANCE VOTING:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016 8:00 am to 8:00 pm • South Cariboo Recreation Centre, 175 Airport Road, 100 Mile House, BC -andMONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016 8:00 am to 8:00 pm • 108 Mile Community Hall, 4924 Telqua Drive, 108 Mile Ranch, BC

GENERAL VOTING:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016 8:00 am to 8:00 pm • 108 Mile Community Hall, 4924 Telqua Drive, 108 Mile Ranch, BC Qualified electors may vote at any of the above voting dates/locations.

ELECTOR REGISTRATION

BYLAW NO. 4977 – “108 Mile Water Service Amendment Bylaw No. 4977, 2015” - If adopted, this bylaw provides for the following: • An increase of the annual maximum requisition for the 108 Water Local Service Area to the greater of $400,000 or an amount raised by applying a tax rate of $1.61/$1,000 to the net taxable value of land and improvements within the service area, to carry out improvements to the 108 Mile Water System. BYLAW NO. 4978 – “108 Mile Water Service Improvement Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 4978, 2015” - If adopted, this bylaw provides for the following: • The borrowing of up to two million dollars ($2,000,000) for the purpose of carrying out improvements to the 108 Mile Water System. ANNUAL RESIDENTIAL COST PROJECTIONS: If approved, the assent vote authorizes collection of a parcel tax of approximately $250/year for 15 years. As the system components will be built in phases, the anticipated parcel tax will be $180/year for 2016 and will increase to $250 for the balance of the debt term. If the assent vote passes, the effect on user fees will be an increase to approximately $284/year per single family residence, commencing in 2017. TAKE NOTICE that the above is a synopsis of the proposed bylaws and that this synopsis is not intended to be and is not to be understood as an interpretation of the bylaws. The full bylaws may be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District office, Unit 3 – 170 Cedar Avenue, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0, during regular office hours, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, or online at www.cariboord.ca For further information on the bylaws or the voting process, please contact Alice Johnston, Chief Election Officer at ajohnston@cariboord.ca or Lore Schick, Deputy Chief Election Officer at lschick@cariboord.ca or (250) 392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636. Alice Johnston Chief Election Officer

There is no need to pre-register to vote, as the registration of all electors for voting will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: • 18 years of age or older on general voting day • Canadian citizen • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration • resident of OR registered owner of real property in the 108 Mile Water Local Service Area for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration, and • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in the assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law. Resident electors are asked to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification should prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors are asked to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner, written consent from a majority of the property owners to one owner voting.

MAIL BALLOT VOTING The following electors are permitted to register to vote by mail and to vote by mail ballot: (i) those persons who have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity; (ii) persons who expect to be absent from their jurisdiction on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities; (ii) persons who reside within the voting jurisdiction but more than 90 kilometres from the closest polling station at which they are entitled to vote. REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE: Between February 2, 2016 and 4:00 pm on February 25, 2016, you must submit the following information to the Cariboo Regional District office by mail to Suite D, 180 North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A4; telephone (250) 392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636; fax (250) 392-2812; or email lschick@cariboord.ca: 1. Full name; 2. Residential address; 3. Address of the property in relation to which you are voting (for non-resident property electors); 4. Method of delivery of your mail ballot package: (a) pick up at a Cariboo Regional District office; (b) regular letter mail through Canada Post to residential address; OR (c) regular letter mail through Canada Post to an alternate address provided when requesting the mail ballot package; and 5. To ensure you receive the correct registration application form in your package, you must indicate whether you are going to be registering as a resident or non-resident property elector. Mail ballot packages will be sent out commencing on or about February 3, 2016. To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 pm on February 27, 2016.

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The 100 Mile House Community Band is reeling from the departure of several members over the past year, and band president Eric Grummisch hopes to be able to recruit enough new members to keep it going. The band, comprised mainly of wind instruments, was formed around 2008 by the late Jack Fellner, a retired music teacher who wanted to have a community band in 100 Mile House, the community he retired to from California. Grummisch, a clarinetist, has been with the band since 2012. “Last season, we had 20 to 24 people, which

is a good minimum size for a concert band,” he says. However, a number of people have now left for various reasons: students have moved on, health reasons have intervened, and people have left the area, Grummisch explains. “We have a good number of retirees and high school students, with a smattering of people in between.” While he’d love to

see more people join the band, he notes that one of the challenges is finding the right distribution of instruments. “We particularly need tubas, baritone trombones and trumpets. But having said that, anyone who plays a concert band instrument will be welcomed with open arms.” The band rehearses together every Tuesday night from 7 to 8:30

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Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 1589 Sutherland Ave. Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society can be sent to: Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House SPCA can be sent to: Box 1948, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children can be sent to: 3550 Waybourne Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3K9. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon can be sent to: 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V2 The South Cariboo Health Foundation welcomes memorial gifts in support of our local Acute and Residential Health Care facilities, as well as, Community Health projects and activities. Mail donations to: S.C. Health Foundation, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 or drop them off at the hospital. Donations can be made to the Gideons by phoning 1-888-482-4253, using your credit card. The Gideons will send a card to the bereaved, so have their address handy. For funeral display or other information, contact Pete Penner at 250-791-6302 Donations may be sent to 100 Mile House Mural Society, 6221 Aalton Rd., 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E3

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The Cedar Crest Society invites interested persons to apply for positions within our programs. These programs provide assistance to children, youth and adults with special needs. Services are provided in a variety of settings including child care facilities, homes, Society facilities and the community. The successful candidates will be placed on an eligibility list from which future hires will be made. Work to be performed includes: • Support to individual children and groups in childcare settings. • (E.C.E. training or Qualification preferred). • Support to children and youth in summer and after school programs. • Support to youth and adults in employment and community inclusion programs. • Supports to individuals requiring overnight respite. These positions all require some degree of weekend and evening work. Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal skills, suitable work ethic and the ability to direct, teach and model appropriate behavior to clients of the Society. Qualifications or experience in the human service field would be preferred. A valid British Columbia Drivers License, suitable vehicle for work and a criminal record check are required. To apply submit resume to: Timothy Guthrie Cedar Crest Society Box 1197, 100 Mile House, British Columbia V0K 2E0 All applications must be received by February 19, 2016 to be considered.

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The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) was established in 1989 to meet the needs and represent the Tsilhqot’in communities of Tl’etinqox, ?Esdilagh, Yunesit’in, Tsi Deldel, Tl’esqox and Xeni Gwet’in in their strive to re-establish a strong political government structure. The Tsilhqot’in National Government is currently seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director leads the organization and its personnel in achieving the organizations mandate, through the Tsilhqot’in National Government’s goals and vision. The Executive Director is responsible for the over-all development, implementation, administration and management of day-to-day operations within the current policies, by-laws and procedures under the direction of the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will: • Possess a Post-Secondary Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, commerce and/or Masters of Business Administration. Equivalent combination of related education, training and managerial experience with the public or private sector may be considered • Extensive knowledge and understanding of First Nation’s needs, issues, concerns, and aspirations; as well as experience with various levels of government and stakeholders. • Knowledge of the Indian Act and other relevant legislation/ policies as they pertain to First Nations • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial management with a minimum of five years’ experience in governmental accounting and experience with First Nation government and funding agencies • Requires advanced knowledge of governmental, business accounting and auditing standards and practices • Proven experience in a non-profit funding accounting procedures • Minimum of five years proven senior management experience • Excellent verbal and communication skills, strong leadership qualities • Valid BC Driver’s Licence, and be willing to travel as required Please submit a cover letter, resume and three employment references marked Confidential and emailed to: Attention: Betty Derksen, Office Manager Subject Line: Executive Director Employment Position Email: finance@tsilhqotin.ca

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AL-ANON - Does someone’s drinking bother you? Meet with others who feel the same. Meet Thursdays, 7 pm at the Health Centre at the back of the Hospital. Contact 250-3954646

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MEATCUTTER The accepted candidate will be responsible for: 1. Cutting and wrapping to fill meat counter daily 2. Displaying and rotation of meat 3. Complying with sanitation & safety standards We are looking for a person with strong interpersonal and excellent customer service skills. Attention to detail and cleanliness is necessary Please submit resume, detailing experience and references to the 108 Mile Supermarket with attention to Carl Gimse. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

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POLE SILVER BARNS, COINS Shops, steel Call for app’t clad Mon -orFrifabric buildings metal clad. and inS.C. Complete Business Ctr. supply 100 Mile House stallation. Call John at 403250-644-4422 998-7907; jcameron@advancebuildings.com Local Coin Collector Buying Collections. Gold Silver Coins REFORESTATION NURSERY Estates 1-778-281-0030 seedlings of hardy Chad trees, shrubs, and berries for shelterbelts or landscaping. Spruce and Pine from $.99/tree. Free Master craftReplacement 12� sliding guarcomshipping. pound 1-866-873-3846 miter saw. Asking antee. or $500, open to offers. 250-593-4804 www.treetime.ca

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our Real affordable Estatefamily housing development, located Cariboo MobileonHomes Trail and Jens Street, & Parks House B.C. 100 Mile forms can Application 100 MILE, for sale by owner

12x62 trailer/mobile home with be picked up at the addition. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, brand Canadian Mental Health new kitchen, new flooring, reAssociation locent updates, 2 building porches, small shop, storage space, carport, cated at 555B Cedar 7 mins from town. Just under 1 Avenue in for front the acre. Set up up toof2 horses. $137,500. station Phone 1-250ambulance by 267-2467 the hospital, or at the

Women’s Centre (102 Townhouses Bridge Creek Centre, 100 MILE: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Birch Avenue). full $750/mo plus Thebasement. 25 unit project DD. No dogs. Ref. req’d. 250has 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed644-5577. room units. Applicants must provide income and asset information and verification upon application. This project is sponsoredCANADIAN by the CanaMENTAL HEALTH dian Mental Health Association - South ASSOCIATION Cariboo Branch and South Cariboo Branch British Columbia Housing and ManageCMHA-SCB is now ment Commission. taking applications for For inquiries please our 250-395-4883. affordable family call housing development, located on Cariboo Trail and Jens Street, 100 Mile House B.C. Application forms can

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CARIBOO GARDENS DAYS BEFORE YOU PLAN TO DIG. Clean, large, bright Duplex / 4 Plex 1&2 bedrooms 2 & 1 Seniors BDRM Welcome units renovated, CALL AT LEAST TWO FULL WORKING

inFor 100reliable Mile. Security Dep req’d service call Penny Call 250-397-2041 for details.

3 BDRM duplex in orForest 250-395-0809 Grove. 250-395-0168 $700/month + utilities. Ref. req. $350 DD. Immediate occupancy 250-397-2754.

Commercial/ Industrial

LARGE bright 1 bdrm $525. 2 bdrm. $650. NS. NP. 10 min to 100 Mile. Avail. now 250-3970128. 1250 sq. ft. commercial retail space, street level, in Rosewood Building, for rent or lease. Across from Donex. 250-396-7334 or w/ensuite 604-530108 MILE, 1 bdrm 4224. and loft, new carpet. 5 appliances on 3 acres on Golf Course. Terrific view, very private, garden space. Ref & damage dep req’d. $850/mo plus util. Call 250-945-4712

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14’ x 58’ mobile at the 105. 2 Digging a $625 bdrms, f/s w/d.can Ref be req’d. per month, includes heat. 250shocking experience 395-2012. if you don’t LAKESIDE 2 bdrm, A-frame with loft overlooking 108 lake where WDknow $900/mo avail Mar 1. House will be shown Feb 22 to the wires are. 28. Contact ypharris@shaw.ca or text 604 349 5563 or phone after Feb 20. •474 •6886 1•800

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Clinton Community Forest is establishing a select list of pre-qualified contractors who&will be invited COMMERCIAL, RETAIL OFFICE Legalin subsequent InvitationsLegal to participate to Tender for SPACE FOR future harvesting, forestry and LEASE silvicultural contracts. Only those contractors having been pre-qualified 500-10,000 sq. ft.Noticeswill Legal Notices Legal be invited by select invitation to compete for these • Quality Buildings • WAREHOUSEMAN’S Good LocationsLIEN contracts. NOTICE to Remove Private LandMultiple from Contracts: Woodlot Harvesting This work will include, but not Zoning • Lots of Parking Licence 1652 By virtueharvesting, of a Warehousebe limited toWthe following activities: road man’s Lien, we will dispose construction, road and deactivation, Callmaintenance Maureen at Please be advised that of the following articles tolog rehaulingJennings and bridge construction andtheinstallation. Thomas is proposcover indebtedness for ing to remove 141 hectares storage plusThis anywork additional Forestry and Silviculture Contracts: will of private land from Woodlot costs of storage, seizure and include, but be limited tosale: the following activities: Licence in Household goods, reLW1652 & not Alocated Development Corp. road andofblock data collection, the vicinity Buffalolayout, Lake. site plan ceived April 7, 2014. GPS Inquiries/comments to this surveys, Household will be traversing, silviculture site goods preparation, proposal must be submitted sold in 30 days of thiswaste notice, computer mapping, brushing and weeding, to: Ian Hamilton RPF, Monunless charges are paid assessments and beetle probing. tane Forest Consultants Ltd., within the time mentioned. PO Box 657,of 100 Mile Submitted by: guarantee Big Country Submission an application does not House, BC. V0K 2E0, by Storage Ltd., inclusion on aMarch resulting list located ofTerminals pre-qualified 5pm on Monday, 14, short Lessor, at 201 7th contractors. Clinton Community Forest reserves the 2016. Street, 100 Mile House, B.C. Only re- of pre-qualified and Diana Souther, Lessee, right written to limit inquiries the number contractors ceived by the above date will 6815 Fawn Creek Rd., Lone invited to compete on any contract. be responded to. Butte, BC, V0K 1x1. A Corporate Information about Resume this propo-can be mailed to the above sal can be obtained by conaddress and/or emailed to: tacting Montaneadventuresports@shaw.ca. Forest Consultants Ltd., 715 Alder Ave., Inclusion the250Contractor Registry will be 100 Mile House, on phone determined by June 30, 2016. 395-4025.

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3 housing BDRM from duplex in Forest persons 55 Grove. $700/month + utilities. years and older as well as Ref. req. $350 DD. Immediate occupancy disabled 250-397-2754. persons 19 years

of agebright and older. Eligible LARGE 1 bdrm $525. 2 bdrm. $650. NS. NP. of 10gross min to tenants pay 30% 100 Mile. Avail. now 250-397monthly income for rent. 0128. For applications contact: Homes for Rent 250-395-4743 or 108 MILE, 1 bdrm w/ensuite 1-800-834-7149

and loft, new carpet. 5 appliances on 3 acres on Golf Course. Terrific view, very private, garden space. Ref & damage dep req’d. $850/mo plus util. Call 250-945-4712

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14’ x 58’ mobile at the 105. 2 bdrms, f/s w/d. Ref req’d. $625 per month, includes heat. 250395-2012. Box 67, 100 Mile House

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Pets & Livestock

By virtue of a Warehouseman’s Lien, we will dispose of the following articles to recover the indebtedness for storage plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale: Household goods, received April 7, 2014. Household goods will be sold in 30 days of this notice, unless charges are paid within the time mentioned. Submitted by: Big Country Storage Terminals Ltd., Lessor, located at 201 7th Street, 100 Mile House, B.C. and Diana Souther, Lessee, 6815 Fawn Creek Rd., Lone Butte, BC, V0K 1x1.

Sollows Cres.

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CARIBOO GARDENS Clean, large, bright 1&2 bedrooms Seniors Welcome

Please be advised that Thomas Jennings is proposing to remove 141 hectares of private land from Woodlot Licence W1652 located in the vicinity of Buffalo Lake. Inquiries/comments to this proposal must be submitted to: Ian Hamilton RPF, Montane Forest Consultants Ltd., PO Box 657, 100 Mile House, BC. V0K 2E0, by 5pm on Monday, March 14, 2016. Only written inquiries received by the above date will be responded to. Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting Montane Forest Consultants Ltd., 715 Alder Ave., 100 Mile House, phone 250395-4025.

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN

Moore Rd.

HEAVY SMALL sq. bales Alfalfa grass mixed upland hay. No rain, barn stored. Hillpoint Farms 250-791-6652.

100 MILE, for sale by owner 12x62 trailer/mobile home with addition. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, brand new kitchen, new flooring, recent updates, 2 porches, small shop, storage space, carport, 7 mins from town. Just under 1 acre. Set up for up to 2 horses. $137,500. Phone 1-250267-2467

Moore Rd.

Excellent quality cow & horse hay, large round & large square bales. Phone early a.m. & evenings. Delivery available on large loads. (250)398-2805

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